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Title: Evaluating a vessel for suitability for containing fluid

Abstract

A method for evaluating a vessel for suitability to contain a fluid includes providing a vessel and forming a polished surface portion of the vessel by removing oxidation and/or contaminants from a portion of the vessel. The method further includes applying a focused laser to the polished surface portion to form plasma on the polished surface portion, and determining whether the vessel is suitable for containing a fluid based on silicon content of the polished surface portion. The silicon content is estimated based on light emitted from the plasma.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1360775
Patent Number(s):
9664212
Application Number:
14/638,872
Assignee:
CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16B - DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS, WEDGES, JOINTS OR JOINTING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Mar 04
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Barefield, II, James E., Judge, Elizabeth J., Le, Loan A., Lopez, Leon N., Beveridge, Andrew C., Chapman, Daniel R., and Taylor, Seth T. Evaluating a vessel for suitability for containing fluid. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Barefield, II, James E., Judge, Elizabeth J., Le, Loan A., Lopez, Leon N., Beveridge, Andrew C., Chapman, Daniel R., & Taylor, Seth T. Evaluating a vessel for suitability for containing fluid. United States.
Barefield, II, James E., Judge, Elizabeth J., Le, Loan A., Lopez, Leon N., Beveridge, Andrew C., Chapman, Daniel R., and Taylor, Seth T. Tue . "Evaluating a vessel for suitability for containing fluid". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1360775.
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author = {Barefield, II, James E. and Judge, Elizabeth J. and Le, Loan A. and Lopez, Leon N. and Beveridge, Andrew C. and Chapman, Daniel R. and Taylor, Seth T.},
abstractNote = {A method for evaluating a vessel for suitability to contain a fluid includes providing a vessel and forming a polished surface portion of the vessel by removing oxidation and/or contaminants from a portion of the vessel. The method further includes applying a focused laser to the polished surface portion to form plasma on the polished surface portion, and determining whether the vessel is suitable for containing a fluid based on silicon content of the polished surface portion. The silicon content is estimated based on light emitted from the plasma.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
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